so here's the recipe for congo bars, my version :) of course i always convert the measurements to 'cups' coz i hate measuring by weighing! hahahaha.... for me, still kinda sweet, so next time i'm gonna reduce a lil bit of the sugar (KG actually reduced to 12oz, i reduced to 8oz (1 1/2cup), but i will reduce to 1 cup for my next attempt.. but i assure u, resepi ni sedap! (cuma tak boleh makan byk coz manis..)
2 3/4 cup flour (tepung gandum biasa)
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter
8oz light brown sugar (equals to 1 1/2cup)
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup pecans (i didn't use this)
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.
Stir brown sugar into softened butter (room temp) in another large bowl until butter disappears.
(I used a wooden spoon)
Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture and stir well after each egg (using the same wooden spoon).
Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well. (also using spoon)
Add dry flour mixture and stir until well combined. (also using spoon)
Bake in a 13/9 inch pan at 170C for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Make sure you don’t over bake. ( i baked exactly 30 mins at 165C)
I really like the texture.. crunchy on top but chewy inside.. i think with pecans, it will taste even better! but pecans are so expensive! hehehehe... maybe for raya i'll make with pecans or cashews.. i will definately make this again and again.. so easy and exclusive looking.. if u bring this to kenduri, sure people will bodek u for the recipe! hehehe...
happy baking :)
Thanks KG for sharing!
*so far the best choc chips i bought were from MyChoice bakery in S7.. kedai2 lain yg i pernah beli choc chips dia tasteless la..